Tag Archives: David Letterman

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B.B. King – Back In L.A. (Live on Letterman in 1992)

“Hollywood and Vine to the Sunset Strip / There’s so much going on, you can lose your grip” “Back In L.A.” is from B.B. King’s 1991 album There Is Always One More Time. It’s one of the funkiest B.B. King songs I’ve ever heard. I blame the bass line.  Here he is performing “Back In L.A.”, […]

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Lou Reed – What’s Good (Live on Letterman in 1992)

In my ongoing hunt for the best musical guests from Late Night With David Letterman, I’ve found that all the clips that are available are digitized from video recorded at the time the show originally aired. So to get access to these clips, it requires someone being obsessed enough to record it on a VCR […]

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Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days (Live on Letterman in 1993)

It’s been a big week. The Supremes upheld the Affordable Care Act, and legalized gay marriage. A good week for America; a good week for Americans. So we’re going to celebrate by posting the last musical guest ever on Late Night With David Letterman on NBC: Bruce Springsteen performing “Glory Days” with the Late Night […]

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Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman – The Winners (Live on Letterman in 1991)

The late 80s and early 90s were full of the sounds of Rob Wasserman on bass. Bobby was touring with him, and those shows were circulating among tapers. He was all over the place on Lou Reed’s 1992 album Magic & Loss. He released his own record, with people like Jerry Garcia and Edie Brickell sitting […]

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Donald Fagen – Weather In My Head (Live on Letterman in 2012)

Great introduction from Dave: “Here we have something, Ladies and Gentlemen. Our next guest is a founding member of the legendary band Steely Dan, Ladies and Gentlemen. For years and years, I was part of Steely Daaaan. We used to smoke a lot of weeed!” I had to add some extra vowels to try and capture […]

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Steely Dan – Josie (Live on Letterman in 1995)

If you’ve been reading our irregular Odyssey through the best musical guests on Letterman, you know that we’re jumping ahead a few years here, straight into the Late Show years. We’ll come back to the last few years of Late Night later this week. I’m just feeling Dan-ish today. This is Steely Dan’s first appearance on […]

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Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Live on Letterman in 1989)

Van Morrison is wondering… has he told you lately that he loves you? Here he is on Late Night with Georgie Fame on organ, a couple of horn players, and the Late Night band. Van plays some guitar, but mostly it hangs around his neck like an extra appendage as he lifts the microphone stand […]


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